With the rapid rate in which technological advancements are assisting the medical industry, new surgical equipment has led to more options for patients with hip disorders, hip injuries and other issues. For these patients, these advancements have allowed them to return to their everyday lives quicker and can even prevent the need for joint replacement surgery.

Hip arthroscopy is a minimally invasive surgery used to correct a variety of hip disorders and injuries. Typically, patients who respond best to this procedure are active individuals with hip pain related to lesions or cartilage loss normally associated with arthritis.

Hip arthroscopy has done wonders for diagnosing hip disorders early, which has been one of the primary reasons for an increase in this procedure’s frequency of use.

Many patients with hip disorders or injuries will respond favorably to non-surgical treatment options such as medication and physical therapy. If these measures fail, surgery is often indicated.

To learn more about hip disorders and the many treatments available, contact hip and pelvis specialist Dr. Nicholas Mast at his San Francisco office to set up an appointment. .